News and random musings from the Sculptdude.

About Me

Truly a Renaissance artist at heart, Patrick began his art at an early age sculpting and drawing. Over the course of his life he has studied and crafted art, music, sculpture, photography, cinematography, animation and audio recording engineering in a desire to develop a variety of skills, interests and techniques. While working at various jobs to pay bills he continued to study and grow as an artist on his own. In 1999 he co-created the Ernor comic series with his wife Vicky.

While working on this and other comic projects he developed skills in desktop publishing using Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXpress. This grew into producing digital paintings and ultimately led to his first game book cover commission with LivingRoom Games. In 2000 Patrick joined the Association of Sci-fi and Fantasy Artists. Since then he has produced illustrated work for several clients in the gaming industry including cover, interior and collectible gaming card art for products like Earthdawn and Game of Thrones CCG. Upon returning from GenCon 2005, Patrick resumed sculpting and endeavored to work through his animosity towards the dreaded "green putty".

After compiling a mountain of reference on the internet he managed to complete his first recognizable miniature figure Meagan the Buccaneer (not counting the short-lived disaster in sculpting with the gooey material ten years previous). Shortly after, Patrick attended the Reaper Artist Conference the same year and participated in a few workshops which solidified his technique and imparted invaluable instruction and tips.



Since then Patrick has taught workshops on sculpting and basing miniatures and has won additional awards for his sculpting. He has provided sculpts for some of the top miniatures companies in the industry and continually works to improve his skill and craftsmanship.

In the fall of 2012 Patrick and a grassroots group of artists, painters and sculptors formed Bombshell Miniatures that was successfully funded through Kickstarter. He now spends his time focusing on work for select clients and this boutique line of miniatures.


Awards:
2011 GenCon Painting Competition - 2nd Place Sculpted Green Category - Brunhilde
2010 GenCon Painting Competition - 4th Place Sculpted Green Category - Messalina IV, Andromedan Empress
2006 GenCon Painting Competition - 1st Place Sculpted Green Category - Theja Doris
2006 GenCon Painting Competition - 2nd Place Sculpted Green Category - The Greenmaiden
2006 Privateer Press Grand Master Painting Competition - 2nd Place Diorama Category - Cygnar Armory Warjack Factory
2006 Golden Toadstool - June XLVIII (48) 2nd Place - The Everqueen
2006 Golden Toadstool - May XLVII (47) 3rd Place - The Wood Elf King
2006 ReaperCon National Painting Competition - Warlord Unit Category 3rd Place - Wood Elf Archers
2006 Hasslefree's Sculpt a Pirate Competition - Honorable Mention - Pirate Girl 2
2005 New Masters of Fantasy III - 2nd Place in Most Imaginative category for Floating Forest
2005 Selected Artist for Epilogue's New Masters of Fantasy III
2005 Art of the Female Form - 2nd Place for The Offering
2005 ENnie Awards for Best Interior Art - Monte Cook's Arcana Evolved
2004 Selected Artist for Epilogue's New Masters of Fantasy II
2003 Selected Artist for Epilogue's New Masters of Fantasy I
2003 Rock*Kon Art Show
  • Best Sculpture - Laughter
  • Best Sci-Fi Art - Skyships of Barsaive
  • Best Computer Art - Skyships of Barsaive

Juried Art Shows:

Clients:
Patrick is proud to have provided art and sculpture for these fine companies:

Bombshell Miniatures
Center Stage Miniatures
Citizen Games
Dark Age Games
Dark Sword Miniatures
DGS Games
Dragonblood Miniatures
Fantasy Flight Games
Gaming Frontiers Magazine
Greebo Miniatures
Grindhouse Games
Hasslefree Miniatures
Impact! Miniatures
Living Room Games
Malhavoc Press
Micropanzer 
Mongoose Publishing
Morland Studios
Otherworld Miniatures
Privateer Press
Radio Comix
RAFM Miniatures
Reaper Miniatures
Roll Jordan Miniatures
Rusted Heroes 
Secret  Skeleton Miniatures
Shanda Fantasy Arts
Wyrd Miniatures
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